Identification of mineral grains
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Identification of mineral grains a systematic approach to the determination of minerals for mineral processing engineers and students by Meurig P. Jones

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Published by Elsevier Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, New York .
Written in English


  • Mineralogy, Determinative.

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Statementby Meurig P. Jones and Marston G. Fleming.
ContributionsFleming, Marston G., joint author.
LC ClassificationsQE367 .J6
The Physical Object
Pagination102 p.
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5942999M
LC Control Number65013897

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